Wells, Lyle, South St. Paul, Cambridge Win in Regions

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Wells, Lyle, South St. Paul, Cambridge Win in Regions

By Ted Peterson
Minneapolis Tribune Staff Writer

The list of contenders of for the 1962 state school basketball championship was reduced to 28 Tuesday night as Lyle, Wells, South St. Paul and Cambridge paraded through first round tests in regional eliminations.

A tall Lyle team, District Two champion and conqueror of Albert Lea, moved into the finals of Region One at Rochester when it toppled Spring Valley of District One 48-42 before 3,500 fans.

Wells rallied from a 31-30 deficit at halftime to jolt St. James 65-56 in a Region Two contest Tuesday afternoon at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.

South St. Paul also needed a hot scoring finishing to oust Jordan in the Region Four tournament at Williams arena 54-47 as Cambridge romped to a 57-42 victory over St.Paul Wilson.

There will be additional tournament action tonight in both Regions One and Two. Kasson-Mantorville of District Three and Medford of District Four clash at Rochester at 8 p.m. for the right to meet Lyle in the finals.

At Gustvus it will be Windom of District Seven and Pipestone feuding at 7:30 p.m. for the right to meet Wells for a berth in the state tournament at Williams Arena March 22, 23 and 24. The game originally was scheduled for last night, but was postponed because of snow clogged roads in the southwest area of the state.